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MAYER & CO., 409 to 417 Seventh St. McDougall Kitchen Cabinets. The McDougall Kitchen Cabinet If, with out exception, the best kitchen cabinet made. When we make this claim we arc backed by the testimonials of the many happy women who have bought McDougall Kitchen Cabinet* and who would now use no other cabinet. You will find the McDougall Kitchen Cab inet!" exactly hs represented in the Illustra tion*. They are made of selected oak and satin walnut, with a wax finish that will not easily scratch or be affected by the steam and Iveat of the kitchen. They have bins for flour, sugar, salt. coffee, etc., drawers an'd closets for knives, forks. kitchen utensils, i hlna. groceries and spices. Tliefie bins and drawers are two-ply, and on rocking hinges. easily removed and (?loaned, and will never work tightly. We are the Exclusive Agents. We wifl sell you a McDougali Kitchen Cabinet on THIRTY DAYS* FREE TRIAL,, and if, at the expiration of that time, you wish to return it you can do so, and all the money paid will be refunded. 17 Different Styles, Every One Guaranteed. $15.75 to $54.00. We Will Trust You. This $70 heavy 5=piece quartered oak flJiA H C mission suite / O A handsome five-piece suite, consisting of an , xtra heavy table, massive settee, pretty Roman >? !it and large limad-armed rocker and chair: made of heavy, prettily figured quartered oak. with a weathered finish, moitisnl joints throughout and each piece I:? ?? 1 \ upholstered in genuine green Spanish leather. This is an exceptional bargain. 87c This pretty Bamboo Bookcase Made of finely figured bamboo; 2 shelves; stands high; well braced; strong and pretty. m Bargains in Dressers. Good Solid Oak Dressers $7.98 Made of selected cabinet oak; has beveled plate glass, prettily carved; three large drawers; brass trimming-;; strong and well made. Worth $l.'l. Ttiese $21 Dressers $ 14.45 I.ike Illustration, made of highly polished golden oak; swell front, large *>val French plate glass, four roomy drawers, solid brass trimmings, French legs; strong and pretty. ipecial Sale of Pea: For One Week On!y. Porta Peas, regular 9c. can, special this ^^c. week . " Sultana Peas, regular pries I2z. can, (Q\c. special at ^ Reliable Peas, regular price B2^c.can, tj flT\c. our leader M vUJ A. & P. Peas, regular pries flSc. can, tl ^j^c. for one week only " ^ Congressional! Coffee. Finest Coffee obtainable at any price. Pure and delicious blend of old Java and Mocha, put up especially for us, and sold only ?it our store, branches, and mar ket stands. Once you become an-ustomed to our Congressional CofTee you will undoubtedly use it always It lias . I.lKt?'. 1/ I V ? which is not found in any other brand. Ft r pound Great Thea=Nectar Tea. Unquestionably the purest, best and most economical tea to serve. It has that delicious and soothing taste which is unobtainable In any other brand. I'sed In thou sands of Washington homes dally, which Is a strong recommenda tion for its popular ity. Sold exclusively at the A. tk P stores, branches and market stands, at, per pound * * I (60c - Tea Co. 0)H6- ? f Main Store, Cor. 7t!h and E Streets N.1 Branches in AH Parts of the City?Stands in All Markets. WONDERS OF THE DEEP. A Great Variety of Floating Life Very Far Down. From the Dundee Adrertliev. J Htaniej Gardiner of Cambridge Univer sity has been exploring the Indian ocean and gives It as his opinion that at ono time there was land connection between Ceylon and Madagascar. Hut It Is In describing the wonders of the deejp that his report grows most interesting "A very consider able variety of deep-sea fish were brought up," he says. "At least half the number we secured seem quite new specimens, and. I believe, are not described In any textbook. Some of these had enormous eyes, some oniy rud-lmeivtary eyes, the site of a pin's head, while some liad no ejea at all. "One of the most Interesting discoveries we made was that floating life Is exceed ingly abundant at all depths down to about twelve hundred fathoms In seaa twenty-five hundred fathoms deep. By floating life I mea.i animals which form the food of whales and deep-ocean fish, and which up to the present have been believed to live on or very close to the surface. A va riety of enormous squids were tlshed out, a* well as Jelly fish, and gigantic prawns fully six inches long. Some of these lat ter were blind, while others had huge eyes, but nearly all of them had phosphorescent organs, which would naturally be due to the fact that they live at a depth where al most total darkness prevails. "The blind varieties had enormous feelers or antennae, some of them extending to twice the length of their bodies. Some forms, such as the water flea, which Is only about the size of a pin's head In surfaco wa^sr, we discovered six or ten times that size in six or seven hundred fathoms." "Pistol Toting." t'roui the Cblcijo Chronicle. When reference is made to the habit of "pistol toting" lit the south the newspapers of that section are not alow to point out that there are many murderous shootings in northern cities. The inference sought to be conveyed Is, of course, that people who live in glass houses should not throw ?tones. There is some force to the Insinua tion, but the oases are not exactly parallel after all. It is probably true that In great metropolitan communities like Chicago and New Tork the proportion of deadly shooot ings In ratio to population is greater than it Is In the south. There Is, however, a dif ference In the character of the shootings. In the northern cities, that Is to say, the use of the pistol Is largely?though not. of course, entirely?confined to the criminal classes. The burglar, the highwayman, the professional thug, shoots either to secure booty or to facilitate his escape from cap ture. The revolver Is an adjunct of pro fesslonal crime, though, as we have admit ted. that Is not Invariably the case. In the south, on the other hand, it will hardly be denied even by southern news papers that the pistol is more frequently employed in resenting wliat Is deemed to be insult or in settling personal quarrels. In the north such "difficulties" would in most cases culminate in fisticuffs: in ttie south the result Is more likely to be a "shooting scrape." It is this which constitutes the difference between the northern and the southern pistol affray in a great many cases. The southerner Is undoubtedly more sensitive on the point of personal affront than Is the northerner and It thus results that he takes more vital measures In resenting such affronts. This Is not saying that there are no killings In the north over petty quarrels, for there are too many such, but it is safe to say that the pistol is oftener employed in the south than in the north in the settlement of such dif ferences. It Is a matter of temperament and tradition, largely Influenced by cli mate. ? Too many pistols are "toted" north and south, and the north cannot take any con solation to itself from the fact that its pistol carriers belong largely to the crimi nal classes. It Is only sought to be shown tliat there Is a difference In the classes concerned north and south. There ought to be no pistols carried in either section ot the country. Real Man-of-all-Wofk. From G?s World. It Is one of the most conspicuous char acteristics of engineering employment that the engineer who actually works at Ms vo cation is more of a man-of-ail-work than the follower of almost any other trade. Watch the automobile classification In The Star for bargains in second-hand ma chinos. If you want to buy a machine 1st somebody know It through this column. Use a Star box number for answers It you want to. It doosn't cost anything extra, and the ad. only forty-flvs cents for three days. EFFECT OF REFINED DIET MENTAL, MORAL AND PSYCHI CAL RESULTS OF SIMPLE FOOD. Clean and Plain Eating: Often Causes % ' Men to Abstain From Liquor and Tobacco. From thf Iioudon Exprm. In my first article I considered the in fluence of a pure system of diet on the physical part of man. Another plane which will be necessarily and beneficially affected is the mental. It follows that mentality will become more or less clari fied in proportion as the brain receives through its blood supply pure and assiml latable nutriment. If the brain receives the nourishment best adapted for the exercise of its par ticular function. It will, of course, be able to carry out that function to the best ad vantage. or, fn other words, the healthier the body the healthier and more active will be the mind. The same law of vibra tion to which I referred In my first article !",| fc operative here; mentation will be quickened because the vibrations on the mental plane are quickened Experience appears to prove that simple livers think more clearly after they have changed their diet, that new thoughts occur more readily, and that Ideas flow more spontaneous1*-. It may be suggested that IT this is so we may change all our block heads into better man by forcing them to become vegetarians. To this, of course the answer is that all that is claimed is that with a refined diet the thinkers are able to think more clearly, and that, there fore. the mediocre in intellect will have a better chance of having their intellect sharpened and that the blockhead would he given at least a chance of beginning to think. Not at Their Best. Although, of course, there are many men of great acumen and ability who are flesh eaters, I maintain that they arc not living at their best, and that they would 60 still better and more sustained mental work with a change of food. 1 lie law of vibration holds good also on th" physk al plane, which is a counter part and reflex of the material. If the a'oms (.rn.prising the material part of a man vibrate slowly, so will the corre sponding spiritual atoms. It is generally recognized now that there is a subtly Invisible, though none the less real, radiation proceeding from us ail. We are always, though It may be unconscious ly, emanating rays, to which may be given the name of "personal magnetism," the "aura" or "odic force." Of this fact I personally can have 110 longer the slightest doubt, having proved it by numberless experiments In the realms of the inner perception. The man who is living a gross life will be surrounded with more or less dark rays, from a deep red to chocolate colored. These would be of a slow, heavy, coarse rate of vibration, for we know that when dealing with the physical spectrum the red rays are low down in the scale of vibra tion. But if that individual refines himself at all points of his systeon, these radia tions change their rate of vibration?that is to say, their colors; for, as we have seen before, the difference In percepted colors simply means a difference In the rate of vibration in the ether; so many millions of etheric vibrations giving us the perception of red, so many more that of yellow, more still and we have violet, and bo on, so that as the individual improves In character and in general living he will lose the dark-eye rays and take the lighter cnes. Absorbing and Radiating. Tills subtle effluence will be radiating from him for good or for ill, for man both absorbs and radiates light and color. Now, it Is my contention that the desir able change In color of the rays thrown olT from our bodies may be materially assisted by adopting a refined dietary. 1 have In my mind one case, a man who ten years ago was leading an ordinary, anxious lite, living on ordinary fare, with unsatisfactory health and poor will power. He was a man of some aspirations, which did not find ade quate expression. At this time he was ema nating dark green and gray rays. A few years afterward he had materially changed his mode of living, and had become n more refined feeder and more refined thinker, and the rays which he now threw off were a rosy red lined with gray?the gray dis appearing as his anxieties decreased. It is quite an error to suppose that a man must become a paile, attenuated being In order to be spiritually minded. The ideal would be that he should develop equally on all planes, and that he should possess a perfectly healthy body, a well-balanced mind and keen, spiritual facult'es, all dove tailed into one another, forming the perfect whole. Simple Tastes. It might be mentioned here, though it is perhaps a little out of place, that the more simply a man lives with regard to Ills food the more he is satisfied with the simplicity; no condiments are longed for, no fresh dishes are wanted to tickle the palate, no stimulants are required to make one enjoy one's meal; what the man eats he enjoys, and his palate becomes reilned In Its acute ness of flavor and Its appreciation of taste. Further, the one who adopts the refined diet as a rule ceases to care for strong drinks. I have seen many cases In my practice where Instead of the ordinary fare plenty of fruit and the simplest possible diet lias been suggested, all desire for alco holic beverages has ceased. The same may be often found as regards smoking. There are vegetarians who still enjoy their pipe, but I think, as a rule, that the cleaner diet seems to create a de sire for a cleaner palate, and all wish for smoking simply drops off. There Is no ef fort required to give it up; but in this, as in the case of alcohol, the desire dies a nat ural death. Undoubtedly if a simple diet could be popularized among a much larger class or Individuals It would follow that the colloct lve life of the nation would be purer, clean er and less criminal; much of the animal would die out of the individual, and there fore out of the people generally; and there would occur a common longing after a life that is sweeter, more beautiful and ihore simple. The man who eats moderately and simply Is the man who can best control his tem per and his passions; and he it is who can walk through life with composure and se renity. Therefore. It is evident tliat the question of diet must exert an enormously powerful Influence upon the whole social life of a nation. Humanity and Machinery. From the Reader. Machinery is the corner stone of modern society, the very foundation on which law, science, ethics, the arts, even the state Itself, rests. It is so new that we do not yet know Its poetry. We do not yet under stand. Only two generations have lived beside the highway of steam, only one has seen the Bessemer converter transform the blacksmith Into the master builder of ships and towers. The sewing machine, the far speaker, the typewriter, are com mon things today, accepted as a matter of dally convenience, and yet are they teach er* of the people. Machines that come close io our lives and home Insensibly teach truth, precision, the adjustment of univer sal laws to human needs, respect for that wise American Idea that labor saved is labor released for higher and nobler toll. The machine Is the head master In the high school of the raci. Fraudulent Antiques. From Country Life in America. An expert said to me: "There isn't a single real antique on 4th avenue." I haven't a doubt but that his ntatement was exaggerated and largely unjustifiable, and yet there is something In It. He knows what he Is talking about, for he had a great deal to do with the eolleotion of srun dials owned by the Metropolitan Museum, a collection which has been pronounced to be entirely genuine, with one possible ex ception. And yet he admits having been fooled himself. He has one ancient-looking braae dial, dated Rome, 1047. He says he believes It Is old and came from Rome, but he is sure that It Is not over a hundred years old and is a oopy or Imitation. The market Is undoubtedly full of fakes, and the safest way Is U> buy through an ex perienced collector or ekn avoid them. ? 1 ? nnoamceimienfc HE EVENT of the footwear season will be the opening of our enlarged and remodeled Women's Shoe Department on the second floor, with the far famed Dorothy Dodd Shoe /C^ as our leading line for women. For months we have carried on a careful and systematic study of the shoe business. Intent on securing the best, every reputable line of women's shoes in the world's markets has passed under our'inspection. Not content with an examination of the finished product, we have watch ed many of them in process of manufacture, in some cases from e cutting bench to the finishing room. After duly weighing ail au vantages and disadvantages, our final choice is the DOROTHY DODD SHOE This shoe is, in our estimation, the best for the prices off J. $3.00 and $3.50 Of any in the shoe world today. It is striking in style, faultless in tit and of moderate price?three points that cannot help but appeal to every woman. ANOTHER STRONG POINT IS THEIR RANGE OF STYLES; how wide and varied can best be comprehended when we state that, to provide the room necessary to display them properlv, it has neces sitated doubling the size of our shoe department. This additional space, with the corresponding increase in our selling force, will not only facilitate purchasing to a great extent, but :t an iII add largely to the comfort of our patrons. THE DOROTHY DODD LINE not only affords the proper style for each and ev cry occasion, but tacli style is divided and subdivided by variations in design and material until the possibilities for choice are practically limitless. \Ye take pleasure'in announcing the OPENING EXHIBIT AND SALE TOMORROW, MARCH 7. This will doubtless be the most comprehensive assortment of fine footwear shown in Washington this season, and our invitation to yourself and friends to favor the occasion with your presence is most cordial. Head-to = Foot Outfitters. Penaia. Ave. <& 9'tlhi St. OUR SECOND LITERATURE. German Poets Who Write and Work Under the Star Spangled Banner. From the Literary Digest. A most curious fact, and one that Is al most unknown among Anglo-Americans, Is the growth, side by side with our own, of a second literature of high value, and rooting In a most distant past. "The Ger man," as a writer in the Boston Transcript expressed it, "has brought with him to Amerioa not only his leather apron or his bookcase, but his nightingales as well." Mr. George Sylvester Viereck publishes In the New Yorker Revue a series of articles on this subject and from these articles we gatiher the following statements: "An Idea of the age and extent of this literature is furnished us by the anthology 'Deutsch in Amerika,' published some ten years ago la Chicago. The book Is divided into a religious and a political period, and the present. The religious period (1678-1825) begins with Fran a Daniel Pastorlus; the first name of the political division (1825 1860) Is the celebrated Frans Ldeber. The Intentions of tihe editors were better than their taste, and the value of the book Is historical rather than literary. Then fol lowed 'Dornrosen' ('Roses amidst Thorns') another volume of selections, which Is now out of print. And, finally (1908) Dr. G. A. Neff brought out a collection of poems by ; living German-American authors, entitled 'Unter dem CMernenbenner* ('Under the Star fipangled Banner'). One hundred aifd three authors are here represented. It ap pears that the literary life of our Gentian feUow-dtlsens Is far richer than we gen erally realise. At this %noment no less , than eight hundred German newspapers [ and periodical*) published in this country, some of which have a circulation of over a hundred thousand. And his book, the editor claims, "(fives voice to ten million Germans from the Hudson to the Golden Gate.' "The cultural interest of this document of German activities In America can hardly be overestimated. The question is, how ever, whether the artistic value of the work of the German poet in America Justifies our attention. 'His fate," as was pointed out some time ago In the Sfcwanee Rerlew, "is not without elements of pathos.' 'He is,' adds the Transcript, Jshut off from imme diate recognition In Germany by the sus picion with which the fatherland treats Its wandered sons In the republic; and self debarred from most American readers by tlve very medium of his art.' In Dr. Neff's ( collection there Is much that 1- mediocre, and pathetically so, but there are a dozen writers whose work is genuine, and three or four who deserve to rank with a\jy of our minor poets. "It Is Interesting to note in this latest vol ume that the sentimental regard for the ' Fatherland' and the 'Deutsche Rheln,' formerly the distinguishing characteristic of all German-American verse has gradual ly subsided, and In many cases the Ameri can influence is strongly pronounced. Not in the language, f<y the editor has wisely chosen to leave out the writers of Pennsyl vania Dutch, but in sentiment and in the choice of subjects, many of which are taken from American history. There .Is even one poem on 'T#<Jdy' and the Rough Riders. The editor himself points out another strik ing fact, namely, the prevalence of mascu line rhymes, which he ascribes to the influ ence of the English language." The R?vue devotes to each of the most Important of the poets of this anthology a special article, previous to the appearance of Dr. Neft's collection. From these we gather mere specific information: "Konrad Nies of St. Louis is the moat ao cornplished of German-Ameriean singers. 'Under his liaiid language becomes wonder fully melodious.' Mr. Nlis is a romanti cist through and through, in spite of the Bounding, here and there, of a more mod ern note; and it was he who invented with reference to German-American po*try the poignant expression, 'rose* in the snow.' At present he is lecturing in Berlin on the German poetry of America. In one of his lectures Mr. Nies said that while, sooner or later, his native language and the language of his art is bound to die out on this con tinent, lis spirit will survive, to be not the least bfnefleent Ingredient of American cul ture. Next comes Martin Drescher of Chi cago, an anarchist politically, but not in art. Dreseiier is more human than Nies; he has known the depths and bitterness of life, and of these his poetry Is, at times, too expressive. One of his most'impressive poems is entitled 'Night on Union Square.' The poet loves to pose in Francois Villon fashion as a homeless vagabond. The bulk of his work is small, but some of his son nets are perfect gems of lyric art. A Ghost at a Card Party. From tbe I-oodon Mail. A curious ghost story comes from Dur ban, South Africa, a specter, it is stilted, haunting a house In a village whioh was occupied by a lawyer who died about four months ago. The house was taken by a gentleman who, after seeing "an unearthly shape cross the garden and disappear," invited some friends to stay with him. The result was that two of them rushed to the Central Hotet.wlth the story that a ghost had passed through closed doors and windows and that a light had been seen in the study used by the previous tenant. A party of eight decided to play a game of oards in the house. Suddenly one ot tha players started up wftli tlie cry, "Mial is that?" lx>oking in the direction in wfcfct? he wan staring, the others saw a horrlble looking head protruding through the door way. The head was like that of ?. skele ton. It disappeared. The party went to the door ami into the adjoining room, but "specter" had vanished. The affair, gays the Bloerofontehi Post, Is causing great excitement In the village, but the skeptical believe It to be the work of some practical Joker, and steps art- being taken to lay the gbost by a party unwd with revolvers. Wit Used aa an Ax. Prom tbe Germanlowo Telegraph. An honest old Pennsylvania farmer ita4 a tr#e on Ills premises he wanted to cilt down, but being weak in lil* back and hav ing a dull ax he hit upon the following plan: Knowing the passion among hla neighbors for 'coon hunting, he made a 'coon's foot out "of a potato and proceeded to Imprint numerous tracks in the now to and up the tree. When all was ready he Informed hla neighbors that the tree must be filled with 'coons, pointing to the ex ternal evidence made with his 'coon's foit. The baft took, and In a short time hfklf a dozen fellows with sharp axes were ping at the baas of the tree, eacl his regular turn. The party also dogs and shotguns, and ware In ? over the anticipated haul of fat The tree Anally fell, but narjr a '4 seen to drop. TO CUBS A GOLD Take LUAIira Druurlats t W O! oaovgs